Calling all motorsports fans in Singapore!
You’re in for a treat as Malaysia holds the world’s two biggest motorsports events within the span of a month for the first time ever! The 2016 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX is taking place from 30 September to 2 October 2016 – Round 16 of 21, while the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 will be held from 28 to 30 October 2016, maintaining its position as the penultimate round of the 18-round championship. To add to this first of its kind experience, the F1 Malaysia Grand Prix takes place only two weeks after Singapore’s very own F1 Grand Prix on 16 to 18 September.
In addition to the main action on the track, visitors will also be able to enjoy other activities organised in conjunction with both the championships. For the F1 Grand Prix, the line-up themed Experience Redef1ned retains yet reimagines the family carnival concept introduced last year, which appeals to diehard fans as well as casual visitors of all ages, besides also offering activities suitable for families taking advantage of the discounted child tickets to turn the race weekend into a family outing.
During F1 week, there will be activities in Kuala Lumpur such as the Drivers’ Meet and Greet in the city and F1 City Parties, while the activities in Sepang during the race weekend include fan favourites like the Drivers’ Autograph Session and Public Pit Lane Walk, as well as the Drivers Fan Forum, X-Track for all ages showcasing motorsports-themed thrills such as drifting, rallying, go-karting and ATV rides, the demo run, auto carnival, supercar display, F1 Gamezone and the After-race Concert by Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Usher.
This year, the MotoGP weekend will again feature the Mega MotoGP Carnival – back, bigger and better than ever. The spectacular carnival, with over 80 booths to explore this year, offers two-wheel motorsports fans everything they could want, from souvenirs to accessories to limited edition merchandise or even a brand new bike. The MotoGP weekend will also see other perennially popular activities such as the Riders’ Autograph Session and Public Pit Lane Walk taking place, and also feature the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup talent development championship as a support race. Other exciting activities for the riders as well as fans include a riders’ cycling activity, a match between the MotoGP stars and Malaysian champions from other sports and a special Watch the Race from the Sky that offers a fresh view of the circuit while participants enjoy meals 50 feet above the race track.
For visitors intending to shop, many Malaysian businesses offer promotional packages in conjunction with these international championships. Additionally, October is also a major month of sports for Malaysia, with the National Sports Day observed on 8 October this year, thus, visitors can look forward to various sports-themed deals in October.
Tickets for the 2016 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX starts from as low as SGD65. Child tickets for children aged 7 to 12 are available for the F1 Grand Prix with up to 50% price reduction.
For the first time ever, SIC is introducing the Star Stand this year – a special seating zone that allows ticket holders priority viewing of the concert and a great view of the circuit during the race. In previous years, the F1 After-Race Concert was held at the helipad, but this year, SIC is offering fans an unrivalled viewing experience of the action on the track and on the stage. To offer even more convenience for Star Stand ticket holders, there will be food trucks set up at the Star Stand area, in addition to other amenities. All other tickets entitle the holder entry into the concert area.
More luxurious options are available, including the F1 Paddock Club, and various Corporate Suites and hospitality lounges. For the greatest convenience, fans can choose a team Tribune – with a selection featuring the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Team, Red Bull Racing Team or the Scuderia Ferrari Team. The Tribunes are situated in the Emerald and Jade zones with a view of the front of the Top 3 constructors’ team pits. The pass includes a complimentary return bus shuttle from the Nu Sentral mall on 1 and 2 October 2016 plus lunch on both days and exclusive team merchandise.
Ticket prices for the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 start from as low as SGD23. Fans can also opt for seating at the Marc Marquez Tribune or VR46 Tribune, or even SIC’s very own DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team Tribune. For fans preferring more luxurious settings, there are MotoGP VIP Village and Club Suite passes available.
To find out more about the hospitality packages, ticket pricing and activities lined up for 2016, visit Sepang International Circuit’s website at www.sepangcircuit.com. Tickets are available via the website and from authorised agents.